So I am waiting at the airport to catch my flight back to the 7 feet of snow I have in my backyard, while it’s 50 here. I had the opportunity to join Canadian Sun News Network as a SOFREP collaborator at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

The feeling I got is a shift in the Republican Party (GOP) towards more Libertarian politics. Seems like there is a tendency to go into a more isolationism stance with Rand Paul being voted the most popular speaker of the 2014 CPAC, for a second year in a row.

Many of you might wonder what SOFREP was doing there, as we mostly cover military affairs. Well, I can tell you that the speaker’s main focus was Obamacare and how the Democrats were bad, but a few of them really got into how the American Government needs to regain the superpower status they acquired since WWII.

Former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton spoke early on Monday, delivering a strong statement about Ukraine’s situation. “We’re not going to get peace through weakness,” he said, in regards to the Russia situation.

Retired USMC Lt. Col. Oliver North blamed Obama’s foreign policy on the whole Ukraine situation. He also delivered a strong statement about how the American soldiers are heroes.

“It’s been 13 years since I started covering, reporting and documenting what our American heroes do. My heroes are not the people who catch passes in the end zone or set Olympic records, or even those who appear in comic books or creation of television in a spandex suit and a cape. In fact, my heroes wear flack jackets and combat boots and flight suits.”

He also added, “They put themselves at risk for the benefit of others. That’s the definition of a hero.”

North finished his speech by saying, “We must show our enemies both here and abroad that we are not just the land of the free, but also the home of the brave.”